LotRO: Beorning traits look boring
Is red the way to go with Beorning? It looks boring, like something’s missing. I assumed red was DPS and since I’m playing my Beorning as if she’s the fiercest champion/berserker known to Middle Earth, fearlessly charging into battle with little to no thought of doubt ever entering her mind, I thought The Claw would be the right way to trait. And, in all honesty, I’ve only run into trouble once or twice. I seldom need to pop a health pot and have learned how to, in very difficult fights, pop into the Bear form while waiting for the cooldown on my self-heal to run out. I feel unstoppable, really, in most fights.
But the red line feels very lack luster. Maybe it’s the passives I’m pointing up for that’s making it feel so blah. I have a few skills for my humanoid self and a few for my Bear self. It’s, almost literally, like just pushing 1-2-3 with an occassional 4 once that CD has run down. (talking keybinds for skills) I understand the need for passives since they’re in the game, they’re in a lot of games, but earning them feels like a let-down. I don’t get excited to go up to the next pip for critical chance. I want a sweet new melee skill to add a bit of variation to my skill rotation.
Then again, maybe I just miss the crowded skill bars of old. I do, that. Miss the abundance of skills. It set LotRO apart from so many other games and I enjoyed the heck out of all those choices! ‘Course, I played a Captain and Lore-Master mostly, two very versatile classes, and had a lot of play room just by nature of utility.
Radagast was kind enough to escort me all the way to Ivar so I could ask him to the prom. He didn’t take to kindly to my invitation as you can see. Pretty sure it was my demand that he wear a tux complete with a sparkly cumberbund that turned him against me. Who knew?
I’m working my way through the Evendim map as I need to gain another five levels so I can do Epic Book 4. I’m still having a lot of fun running these areas again. Time away really does make a difference when you’ve run them more times than you can count in the past! I have no idea how far my Beorning will get but I’m hoping to see the newest areas myself. I haven’t quested the higher levels areas since RoR. I think. It’s been awhile! Maybe I’ll even change my mind on deeding and go back to get a few virtues. I have two virtues slotted at the moment because I earned them. Couldn’t tell you what they are, just that I think I earned them by questing Lonelands and Evendim areas. Racial deeds are being completed because there’s always spiders and goblins to kill.
That making honey cakes skill is just as funny as it is weird.
Would love to hear what trait lines you’re using on your Beorning and why!